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Computational Social and Network Sciences

2021/2022
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
6
ECTS credits
Course type:
Elective course
When:
1 year, 1-4 module

Instructor

Course Syllabus

Abstract

Within the framework of the seminar, it is planned to organize an intensive discussion of current ideas, problems and projects in the field of network analysis - both individual and group - research projects of students. The seminar is aimed at developing students' skills of joint research work, stimulating research and publication activity. An important goal of the seminar is to promote rethinking, research work and properly structure research with network analysis.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Prepare the student for independent research work
  • To develop students' ability to independent theoretical and practical judgments and conclusions, to develop skills for an objective assessment of scientific results, freedom of scientific research
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • be able to competently organize research work
  • have written and oral speech within the stated research topic
  • be able to present research results
  • be able to justify the chosen research methodology
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to Scientific Thinking
  • Topic Formulation
  • Conceptualization Scheme
  • Hypotheses justification
  • Cases justification
  • Research Proposal
  • Operationalization Scheme
  • Measurement
  • Association models
  • Causal models
  • Interpretation
  • Workshop on writing academic articles
  • Workshop on submission of sections and reports to international conferences
  • Workshop on presentation of research results
  • Conceptual Analysis of TP Constructs
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Homeworks
    There will be several homework assignments that will provide additional practice during the preparation of the research proposal. The first homework is dedicated to the topic formulation. The second homework is about Conceptual Analysis. The third homework is for Conceptual Framework. The 4th homework is about Hypotheses formulation. The 5th homework is dedicated to Cases Justification. For the 6th homework students should submit research proposal draft. The 7th homework is for Operationalization Scheme. For the 8th homework students should conduct first measurement. The 9th homework is about association models. The 10th homework is dedicated to Causal models. The 11th homework is for interpretation of research results.
  • non-blocking Article
    During the course students should prepare a research paper in the article format.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.4 * Article + 0.6 * Homeworks
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Approaches and methodologies in the social sciences a pluralist perspective ed. by Donatella della Porta and Michael Keating. (2008).

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Rott, H. (1988). “Falsification and the Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes” (Lakatos). Kröner.